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More Lists; Oh, the Shame!
Topic Started: May 20 2008, 10:13 AM (8,887 Views)
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http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/tip-sheet/article/53409-the-top-10-most-difficult-books.html
http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2012/08/the-10-most-disturbing-books-of-all-time/
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I find what's on such lists more disturbing than what's on them ... um I mean y'know what I mean

lists of lists and more (which I posted a month back totherthread, good websites to visit, but it belongs here (as well))
http://stommel.tamu.edu/~baum/literary.html
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~30. (why ~? some so long ago...) I've been tempted to pick up the book for its synopses, less tempted by about half of the remaining titles. His rationale:
http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/11/30/home/burgess-bestnovels.html
(first link in body of Steve Baum link upthread)
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^cf othread: 100 best novels in Spanish

but yes also belongs here

also, reminded by obooki's revision of dead(mostly dormant)thread otherforum on 50 faves
(whereat you compiled genderatios and other stats)

Edited by nnyhav, Apr 9 2013, 03:36 PM.
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finally a list I haven't read anything on
http://www.themodernnovel.com/lists/mine/neglected.htm
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http://flavorwire.com/415153/50-works-of-fiction-in-translation-that-every-english-speaker-should-read/view-all/
yeah so it's flavorwire
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Sep 18 2013, 08:50 AM
nnyhav
Sep 17 2013, 07:49 PM
Yeah, this list gave Chad Post the shits, but it seems pretty decent to me. There are a few books there that I'd never heard of before and lots that I'd like to read, so I'll be coming back to it.
Chad's turn:
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/59274-the-20-best-books-in-translation-you-ve-never-read.html
(I've never read a dozen of 'em)
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http://www.listmuse.com/best-books-top-100-fiction.php
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Oct 9 2013, 12:30 PM
nnyhav
Oct 9 2013, 12:21 PM
good goddess!
Brave New World as number 1 ?????????
I don't believe they're ranked

then again there's a lot I don't believe

(anyway, I've read about 2/3 of 'em)
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I happened upon another top 100 from a blogger I've followed irregularly, but hadn't passed it along:
http://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/2013/10/a-book-list-with-a-difference.html
but do so now with last respects as it was his last post, he's passed on
http://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/2013/10/norman-geras-1943-2013.html
hail & farewell
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http://www.abebooks.co.uk/blog/index.php/2014/01/13/the-top-100-most-searched-for-out-of-print-books-in-2013/
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Feb 16 2014, 03:16 PM
http://www.listology.com/ukaunz/list/1001-books-you-must-read-you-die

There are now three editions of this book out there, but this is only from the first edition... doubtless you can add a couple dozen more books that displace titles that you no longer need to read before you kick the bucket. :laugh:
... also 3rd edition of this post (2nd edition a page upthread) *
but the frightening thing is its spawn:
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die by Steven Jay Schneider
1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die by Paul Gravett and Terry Gilliam
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery and Michael Lydon
1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery and Tony Visconti
1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die by Matthew Rye
1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by Tony Mott and Peter Molyneux
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up by Julia Eccleshare and Quentin Blake
1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die by Stephen Farthing *
1000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz (she missed one)
1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die: UNESCO Edition by Michael Bright and Koichiro Matsuura
1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die by Rae Spencer-Jones
1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die by Jeff Barr and Bradley S. Klein
1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die by Mark Irving
1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die by Richard Cavendish
1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die by Universe, Frances Case and Gregg Wallace
1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die by Adrian Tierney Jones (also available in Wines by Neil Beckett, and Whiskies by Dominic Roskrow)
1001: Escapes You Must Experience Before You Die by Helen Arnold
1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die by Terry Burrows
1001 Cars to Dream of Driving Before You Die by Simon Heptinsall
1001 MAD Pages You Must Read Before You Die
many in multiple editions ... (many via http://www.1001beforeyoudie.com/)

* (via Pointsman 1st time round b4 my time)

PS: JG, don't take amiss, just a gentle chide, I've done the same (oh, the shame!), even narrowly avoided doing it to myself; besides, gave me the pretext to riff ...
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firstlisting
http://dgmyers.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-greatest-debuts_12.html "In English-language prose fiction, that is."

meanwhile
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/03/03/brian-eno-reading-list/
http://www.flaunt.com/art/entering-lists/
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Funhouse
Jun 7 2014, 07:57 PM
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Funhouse
May 6 2014, 11:23 PM
John Sutherland recommends 10 overlooked novels at the Grauniad.

I've read none of them.
What, not even The Book of Disquiet? But you must, you must!

I have Oblomov at home.
Oh, I know I must... I'll get to it sometime. I still have plenty of years of reading ahead of me.
Both are a must ... I finally got around to Oblomov 2 years ago, was my book of the month 6/12, after similarly quipping over at http://nnyhav.blogspot.com/2008/12/bookshelf-of-good-intentions.html (I've since knocked off about half of 'em) ... I've also read the listed Cao Xueqin and the Tanizaki, but only the former is a must-read. The only other that tempts is the Goethe (been back'n'forth on it ...)
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http://dgmyers.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-10-best-novels-of-1940s.html
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of the 40s novels, 6 of 10 for me (and 5 of 8 HMs): I think Lowry should be higher up ... but I'd never even heard of Janet Lewis
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http://www.mhpbooks.com/18-new-new-york-times-bestseller-lists-that-will-change-the-way-you-think-about-bestseller-lists/

too true to topic
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Jan 1 2015, 02:56 AM
Outlook magazine's ( India ) '100 essential books'

http://www.outlookindia.com/article/Ink-Mortar-And-Canon/292972
and the close calls (via MAO) http://www.outlookindia.com/article/The-Almosts-50-Not-Out/292973 but I'll save ya the click
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and compiling the list (via MAO) http://www.outlookindia.com/article/Word-Psmiths-In-The-City/292930
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https://theamericanscholar.org/ten-neglected-classics/
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http://entropymag.org/entropys-top-93-poetry-books-in-translation-of-2014/
(which would be all of them) in response to the lack of translations in
http://coldfrontmag.com/top-40-poetry-books-of-2014-10-1/
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